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The acts and resolves, public and private, of the province of the Massachusetts bay: to which are prefixed the charters of the province. With historical and explanatory notes, and an appendix. Published under chapter 87 of the Resolves of the General court of the commonwealth for the year 1867 ..

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The acts and resolves, public and private, of the province of the Massachusetts bay: to which are prefixed the charters of the province. With historical and explanatory notes, and an appendix. Published under chapter 87 of the Resolves of the General court of the commonwealth for the year 1867 ..


Publication date 1869
Publisher Boston, Wright & Potter, printers to the state
Collection university_pittsburgh; americana
Digitizing sponsor Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
Contributor University of Pittsburgh Library System
Language English
Volume 17
Running title: Province laws

Vols. 6-21 are also v. 1-16 of the appendix

"This edition ... was partly prepared under chapter 43 of the Resolves of the General court for the year 1865 ... The commissioners appointed under this resolve were John H. Clifford, Ellis Ames, and Abner C. Goodell."--Pref., v. 1, signed: Ellis Ames Abner Cheney Goodell

Advertisement, v. 7, signed: A. S. Wheeler, Wm. C. Williamson, A. C. Goodell, jr., commissioners

"The publication of the Province laws of Massachusetts, stopped in the year 1896, was taken up again, under new legislation, in ... 1900. Mr. Goodell, the former editor, having declined reappointment, Melville Madison Bigelow, esq., was appointed editor."-- Pref., v. 9

Province charters, 1691 and 1726. Acts, passed 1692-1714.--II. Acts, 1715-1741.--III. Acts, 1742-1756.--IV. Acts, 1757-1768.--V. Acts, 1769-1780.--VI. Private acts, 1692-1780.--VII. Resolves, etc., 1692-1702.--VIII. Resolves, etc., 1703-1707.--IX. Resolves, etc., 1708-1720.--X. Resolves, etc. 1720-1726.--XI. Resolves, etc. 1726-1734.--XII. Resolves, etc., 1734-1741.--XIII. Resolves, etc., 1741-1746.--XIV. Resolves, etc., 1717-1753.--XV. Resolves, etc., 1753-1756.--XVI. Resolves, etc., 1757-1760.--XVII. Resolves, etc. 1761-1764.--XVIII. Resolves, etc., 1765-1774.--XIX. Resolves, etc., 1775-1776.--XX. Resolves, etc. 1777-1778.--XXI. Resolves, etc., 1779-1780, and town chapters, 1692-1714, relating to the establishment of towns, precincts and parishes, determining territorial boundaries and granting lands, given by titles only in volumes VII, VIII, IX: originally planned to be printed in a separate volume

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